Accession Number:

AD0763699

Title:

Defense Nuclear Agency Reaction Rate Handbook, Second Edition

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1037.0

Abstract:

The recovery of the atmosphere, following its disturbance by any of several natural or manmade events of the magnitude of a solar-flare impingement or a nuclear burst, may be characterized in terms of certain extremely important chemical and physical processes. It is the purpose of this Handbook to provide the best available detailed information concerning both chemical and physical mechanisms of the sort indicated above. The following topics are discussed Atmospheric structure Fluid mechanics and aeronomy Energy balance in the upper stmosphere The disturbed atmosphere Chemical kinetics of the disturbed atmosphere Methods of gathering data Basic energy-level and equilibrium data The kinetics of atmospheric radiative processes in the infrared Photochemical processes Kinetics of low-energy electron collision processes and high-energy heavy-particle collisional processes Charged-particle recombination processes Electron attachment and detachment Ion-neutral reactions Neutral reactions Excitation and deexcitation processes Electron collision frequencies and radiofrequency absorption and Deionization solutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE